NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KENYA
- The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament, the National Museums and Heritage Act, 2006 no. 6 of 2006. NMK is a multi-disciplinary institution whose role is to collect, preserve, study, document and present Kenya’s past and present cultural and natural heritage. This is for the purposes of enhancing knowledge, appreciation, respect and sustainable utilization of these resources for the benefit of Kenya and the world, for now and posterity.
www.museum.or.keKAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM
-Karen Blixen Museum was once the centre piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. Located 10km from the city centre, the Museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya. The farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s an autobiography by the same title.The Museum is open to the Public every day (9.30 am to 6pm) including weekends and public holidays. Visitors are encouraged to be at the Museum by 5.30. Guided tours are offered continuously. A museum shop offers handicrafts, posters and postcards, the Movie ‘Out of Africa’, books and other Kenyan souvenirs. The grounds may be rented for wedding receptions, corporate functions and other events. www.karenblixen.com.
-The Nairobi Railway Museum is a railway museum in Nairobi, Kenya, adjacent to Nairobi railway station. Containing exhibits constituting the defunct East African Railways, it was opened in 1971 by East African Railways and Harbours Corporation. It is today operated by Kenya Railways. The museum has maintained its rail connection. This allows for the efficient movement of museum exhibits for maintenance etc. It also allows additions to the collection to be easily placed on site.The three operational steam locomotives are stored securely under cover within the main railway works. Inquire at the museum to see if it is possible to make an appointment to view them. These three steam locomotives are used occasionally on tourist excursions within the metro Nairobi area and to Naivasha and Konza.The museums collection of locomotives is increasing with the addition of some early diesel locomotives and, examples of passenger coaches. Recently (January 2011) a working miniature railway has also been installed.
-The Nairobi Snake Park was started in January, 1961 to meet a popular attraction and to provide a research facility on reptiles, breeding of snakes. Live snakes were exhibited on experimental basis at the entrance of the Museum in 1958 which later became a popular attraction.When the popularity was noted, a portion of land in front of the Museum and down to the Nairobi River was acquired by the Museum Trustees for the development of Botanical gardens and exhibitions on live snakes. This idea was developed further in 1959, when money was made available for a combined facility, Snake Park and Snake study centre surrounded by a botanical garden and war memorial garden on one endThe Bomas Of Kenya
- was started by the Government of Kenya in 1971 as wholly owned subsidiary of the Kenya Tourist Development Cooperation (KTDC) the Company was established to Preserve, Maintain and Promote the Rich Diverse cultural values of various ethnic groups of Kenya and to act as a tourist attraction centre thus Bomas of Kenya is expected to preserve the authenticity of the Kenya’s Cultural values and to portray them in the pure form. At the Bomas of Kenya currently we have fourty seven (47) different traditional dances collected from different tribes of Kenya.NATIONAL ARCHIVES
When you step through the Kenya National Archives entrance, you are pleasantly surprised at the exhibition that greets you at the Murumbi Gallery on the ground floor. It is not what you would expect to find in a place whose raison d’être is the care and preservation of all public records and archives in Kenya. Read more at http://www.kenyarchives.go.keGetting there
The Kenya National Archives is situated on Moi Avenue in the Central Business District, right opposite the Nairobi Hilton Hotel.
The exhibitions are open to the public at a small fee of Ksh 50 for citizens and residents, and Ksh 200 for non-residents. If you would like to use their library services, they also charge a membership fee of Ksh 200.
For more details on their services you can contact them directly.
Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service
P.O.Box 49210 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254(0)20 2228959
Mobile: +254(0)722 599212Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://www.kenyarchives.go.ke